BY Myra Tabios-Dodge

My husband, Richard, likes to say, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” That’s what he said to me when I first noticed the small bump on the right side of his head while we were dating.

I’m a physical therapist and have dealt with patients with musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological issues, so I knew to ask him about headaches and vision changes. But he didn’t have any other symptoms at that time.

Brain tumor symptoms...

Myra Tabios-Dodge with her husband, Richard, a brain tumor survivor

BY Ashley Seykora

I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in December 2014, a year after I had a cancerous mole removed from my left calf. I thought I was done...

BY Nicole Body

Cancer survivorship is not exactly what I thought it would be. It has brought both unexpected hardship and indescribable joy to my life. But...

BY Andrew Joseph Pegoda, Ph.D.

I first became an MD Anderson patient more than 28 years ago, at age 4. But, I’ve never had cancer.

I was born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis. Like cancer, it has no cure. Unlike cancer, remission is not possible, as it is an inherited disease. But just knowing that MD Anderson does such great work beyond cancer is important. Its doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have saved my life repeatedly.

Neurofibromatosis survivor Andrew Joseph Pegoda, Ph.D.

BY Molly Adams

From vitamin A to calcium to folate to zinc, there are dozens of types of supplements. And if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, you may...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare type of acute leukemia that impacts about 500-1,000 people in the U.S. each...